2018 Holidays at Universal Orlando Resort™ – Nov. 17 – Jan. 6

Holidays at Universal Orlando Resort™ – Nov. 17 – Jan. 6

Universal Orlando™ unwraps a resort-wide celebration that will elevate your holiday season.

All your beloved favorites are here!

You can experience Christmas in The Wizarding World as Hogsmeade™ and Diagon Alley™ are transformed by festive decorations and special entertainment. You can watch the live retelling of Dr. Seuss’s classic holiday tale starring The Grinch™ as the Grinchmas Who-liday Spectacular returns. Merry and Mayhem combine as the Minions join Santa Claus in Universal’s Holiday Parade featuring Macy’s along with characters from Madagascar and Shrek.

You can celebrate the season like never before at Universal Orlando Resort.

You’ve Never Had a Holiday Like This!


Check out All The Fun Available for The Holidays This Year:

Christmas in The Wizarding World of Harry Potter™

Both The Wizarding World of Harry Potter™ – Hogsmeade™ and The Wizarding World of Harry Potter™ – Diagon Alley™ will be transformed by festive decorations, treats and special entertainment. And as the stars begin to shine, a stunning projection, The Magic of Christmas at Hogwarts™, wraps the castle in spectacular holiday spirit.

Universal’s Holiday Parade featuring Macy’s

Merry and Mayhem combine as the Minions join Santa Claus in this all-new incarnation of a holiday favorite that also features characters from Madagascar and Shrek.


Seuss Landing™ is home to the Grinchmas Who-liday Spectacular, a live retelling of Dr. Seuss’s classic holiday tale starring The Grinch™. And this is the perfect time of the year to start your clients day by enjoying breakfast with The Grinch™ & Friends.

Mannheim Steamroller

The best-selling holiday artist returns for live performances on select nights.

EVE – The Event You Can’t Miss

To round out the fun, guests can be a part of EVE, Universal CityWalk’s eye-popping, mind-blowing, jam-packed New Year’s celebration!

You can enjoy signature drinks. Revel in six awesome CityWalk™ clubs with live bands and DJs. Feast on unlimited gourmet cuisine. And you can rock out on Orlando’s biggest outdoor dance floor. (Beverages not included. Separately ticketed event*.)

Holidays at Our Hotels

Put a bow on your season with a stay at one of Universal’s on-site resort hotels. All hotels host holiday activities including:

  • Thanksgiving and Christmas holiday dining from buffets to brunch
  • Meet and greets with Santa
  • Ornament and stocking decorating
  • Hanukkah menorah lighting ceremonies
  • New Year’s Eve celebrations
  • And more

Splash, Stay and Play Vacation Package

The best way for you to experience the Holidays at Universal Orlando Resort™ is with a Splash Stay and Play Vacation Package, which includes 5-Night hotel accommodations at a Universal Partner Hotel along with a 3-Park 5-Day Base Ticket^ to Universal Studios Florida™, Universal’s Islands of Adventure AND Universal’s Volcano Bay™. Guests will also have Early Park Admission to The Wizarding World of Harry Potter™ and Universal’s Volcano Bay™ one hour before the park opens (valid theme park admission required). 

Starting at $99** per adult, per night, tax inclusive. 

Events occur rain or shine. No rain checks, refunds, or returns. Prices, dates, times, attractions, and entertainment subject to availability and may change without notice. Additional restrictions may apply.

*Must be 21 or older to purchase an EVE ticket. Must be 21 to consume beverage alcohol. Must have valid identification. Tickets do not include entrance to the theme parks. Tickets do not include non-alcoholic or alcoholic beverages.

HARRY POTTER characters, names and related indicia are © & ™ Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. Anglia is a trademark owned and licensed by Ford Motor Company. Harry Potter Publishing Rights © JKR. (s18)

Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade & Related Characters ©2018 Macy’s Inc. All rights reserved. Universal elements and all related indicia TM & © 2018 Universal Studios. All rights reserved. Shrek © 2018 DreamWorks Animation LLC. All Rights Reserved. Madagascar © 2018 DreamWorks Animation LLC. All Rights Reserved. Dr. Seuss properties TM & © 2018 Dr. Seuss Enterprises, L.P. All rights reserved. Mannheim Steamroller is a registered trademark of Chip Davis.

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